On a remote planet abounding in bizarre creatures and terrible weapons, young Clahr Caswal battles through storms of flying gore and raining blood on his quest for vengeance upon a loathsome tyrant.
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Caswal of Axoth based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I am not a critic. I just read a lot. This work was recommended to me by an associate and I found it quite enjoyable. I no longer read much science fiction, but when I was a younger man I consumed much of it, Robert Howard, Tolkein, Piers Anthony, John Norman, Frank Herbert, etc. Hence, I was able to enjoy this book without the confusion some may encounter when reading sci-fi. The author brings us to a darker 'alternate earth' known as Xolluk, copopulated with humans, androids, and a variety of creatures, ruled by a vicious despot. Caswal is the anti-hero protagonist of the story, who begins as an apathetic young man driven to his form of justice against 'the Leader' and his regime, ultimately elevated by a sympathetic and oppressed people to cult status and leader of a nationwide rebellion. Toward this end, we, as readers, are treated to plot twists which make the work a page-turner, characters which make you want to cringe, and an evocative prose which can really 'put you there.' Descriptions of large battles and futuristic military hardware are memorable and interesting without being too intricate. The author is endowed with an impressive vocabulary, but the writing style remains fluid. Great beginnng, great middle, great end. That's why we read. I would read this book again, and give it to many a friend.